It is my contention that we are witnessing something greatly profound. For the first time in U.S. History we have an African American man and a woman seeking the highest office in the land; the presidency of the United States of America. On the offset a question begins to emerge, can either of them ascend to this pantheon of political elitism? In addition to this a sub-question is ever present, can they overcome the obvious biases and racial prejudice that has so informed this country for hundreds of years. If one is to be truly optimistic in the approach of one's thinking that this is possible, we must continue to walk the edge and color outside of the lines of the status quo. America is indeed in need of a significant change on several fronts. I hope as a social ethicist that both Barack and Hilary have their ears aand their hearts toward the growing dissent of hope in this country.